Why no Muslim demonstrations for Darfur?
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Why no Muslim demonstrations for Darfur?

The recent conflict between Israel and Hamas has created fury, especially in the Muslim world, with large demonstrations in a number of countries in the Middle East and North Africa. One has to wonder why the Darfur conflict has never received similar attention. Over the past six years about 200,000 civilians in Darfur have died from fighting, starvation, and disease. The United Nations estimates that more than 2 million Darfurians, out of a population of about 6 million, are living in refugee camps. Yet to this day, not one Arab or Muslim leader has publicly criticized Sudan’s actions in Darfur, even though both sides in Darfur are Muslim and Darfurians – both Arabs and Africans – are Sudan’s most devout Muslims.

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